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Dancing around the world: the history of the EF Hello Dance

Dancing around the world: the history of the EF Hello Dance

Dancing? At EF Education First, it’s part of our DNA, and has been since the very beginning. Every summer we choreograph a dance for students, staff and customers around the world. There’s nothing like it to bring people together, keep them moving, and spread positive vibes.

We passed a pink hula hoop around the globe for Olympic Day to celebrate our role as the Official Language Training supplier to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We channeled our inner Freddie Mercury to cheer on our EF Pro Cycling riders at the 2019 Tour de France. For our 50th anniversary in 2015, we literally danced around the world together—and won a Guinness World Record for Most Nationalities (52!) in an Online Video Album of People Performing a Choreographed Dance.

Although this year is a bit different than years past, we’re EF, and the dance must go on.

Curious about this years’ dance? See if you can get it down:

Check out a brief history of what dancing means to us:

No matter the occasion, we have a dance for it. And while right now we may not be able to meet on the dance floor, we still can come together (and get down) from the comfort of our homes.

Want to take part in our dancing tradition? Show us your moves and share them on Instagram or TikTok—use the hashtag #efhellodance and tag @ef on Instagram.